Boot order settings for IMM-based servers

The boot order settings on IMM-based servers are a special group of settings. This topic describes those settings.

The boot order sequence is stored in the IMM and used by the server firmware during the startup process.

The following examples illustrate how to view the current settings and to set the boot order sequence. Each example shows a different connectivity option to illustrate the different methods of connectivity.

To determine the current boot order sequence, start by listing the settings that belong to the special boot-order group. The special group or class is currently defined as BootOrder.

To list the boot order settings using a local connection to an IMM:
asu show BootOrder
A sample output of the command:
BootOrder.BootOrder=CD/DVD Rom=Floppy Disk=Hard Disk 
0=Network=Hard Disk 1=Hard Disk 2=Hard Disk 3
The setting that contains the boot order is called BootOrder.BootOrder. This output represents an ordered list. The syntax of an ordered list is:

The values that are separated by the equal sign (=) represent each of the items in the list. Therefore, this is the list of devices in the boot order.

The listed values are those devices that are currently set in the boot order. Additional devices might be available to be included in the boot order. To learn about all the available devices, use the showvalues command.

To list the devices that are available to be set by using the remote connection to an IMM and the default authentication for the BootOrder.BootOrder setting, type the following command:
asu showvalues BootOrder.BootOrder --host --user USERID --password PASSW0RD
Sample output for this command:
BootOrder.BootOrder==CD/DVD Rom=Floppy Disk=Hard Disk 
0=Network=Hard Disk 1=Hard Disk 2=Hard Disk 3=Hard Disk 
4=USB Storage=Diagnostics=iSCSI=iSCSI Critical=Legacy 
Only=Embedded Hypervisor

The list of devices is much larger than what is shown in the previous example. Note the double equal sign (==). It represents the values in an ordered list. You can select any of these values to build a new ordered list.

After all the possible values are known, you can build a new ordered list of values by using the set command.

To build a new boot order sequence by using the set command on a local IMM through the LAN over USB connection:
asu set BootOrder.BootOrder "Network=Hard Disk 1=USB 
Storage=Diagnostics=iSCSI=iSCSI Critical=Legacy 
Only=Embedded Hypervisor" --user testuser --password 

Each of the devices in the list in the specified order constitutes the new boot order sequence.

Sample output for this command:
BootOrder.BootOrder=Network=Hard Disk 1=USB 
Storage=Diagnostics=iSCSI=iSCSI Critical=Legacy 
Only=Embedded Hypervisor --user testuser --password